The doctor doesn’t eye me suspiciously before printing the prescriptions like I expected he would; he just flat-out refuses while staring at the screen. He says he wants a letter from my previous GP. How do I explain that I don’t have a GP? How can I detail my thirteen-year career as a consumer of mental health service – from Canberra to Newcastle, Sydney to Cooma, and back to Canberra.
“I had just sat through three movies where Sam had followed Frodo across Middle Earth on a perilous journey, and it seemed obvious to me that after everything they’d been through they would get married … How could the story now veer wildly off course and have Samwise marry a girl from the Shire?”
“Disability” is not a condition but the way society is structured to oppress certain individuals.
“If we take a closer look at the NDIS’s criteria, application process, and ongoing rollout, we can examine just how much is going wrong, and why market-based models of disability support are further entrenching oppression.”
A statement by the People of Colour Caucus at Queer* Collaborations 2017.
“However, without the ability to single-handedly eliminate the patriarchy and deeply entrenched sexism within Australia, there was absolutely nothing I should have done differently that night.”
“These social media safe spaces have become particularly thriving hubs of contemporary feminist action.”